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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas                                NBISD concludes fiscal year with good report Acting on a recommendation from New fnr thp vonmamo tnti 710117 on a recommendation from New Braunfels Independent School District Business Manager Lonnie district trustees approved a 19791980 amended I see no problems with this Everythings in very good Curtis told the board after a pointbypoint presentation that wrapped up a number of loose Expenditures for the year came to more than the original for a total of Actual revenue for the year totaled or more than the budgeted When added to the balance of last years construction the amount of money available for 19791980 was allocated for it in the regular We spent percent of all the money we took Curtis Aside from payroll costs of almost million of which went to teachers salaries the largest expenditure went to construction even though no money was Bond money took care of most construction costs and the excess was en cumbered by local maintenance reserve Local sources provided in while the states share was Federal Wednesday Taylor Communications 25 cents August Herald funds amounted Besides the largest excess expenditure was in capital outlay for plant maintenance and which was over The biggest overallocatlon was for capital general with a budget figure more than was actually 48 28 Pages 3 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas Comfund success key told Much of the success in reaching this years Community Fund goal of will depend on contributions through payroll area businessmen were Community Fund officers tried to impress that idea on representatives from Comal County firms employing 25 people or more over lunch and a slide show at Holiday Inn Were suggesting one dollar a week per but well take anything a fifty The advantage of payroll deduction is it generates more You dont have to reach into your pocket and pull out so giving to the fund is a little Bob vice president and presidentelect The Community which supports 20 charitable organizations and causes ranging from the Crisis Line Hotline and Community Service Center to the Boy Scouts and American Red has scheduled its regular fund drive for But the advance gifts headed by Roxoline will target larger companies for both corporate donations and employee Tuesdays meeting focused on the Over the we have found about half the fundraising comes from in dividual or corporate The other half comes from the average working the folks you supervise in your plants or president Jim Cook We have to reach he Its not an easy Last years goal of was This the addition of two plus the pressure of inflation on all of causes the goal to be much Carters economic plan to create jobs WASHINGTON AP President Carters new economic recovery to be announced would create about additional jobs in the next two ad ministration sources Carters electionyear program also is expected to seek tax relief for in dividuals and including a tax credit to offset virtually all the billion increase in Social Security payroll taxes in The which will total about billion in fiscal is basically long but that doesnt mean there wont be shortterm one top ad ministration official said One longrange ad ministration sources will be a proposed 3 percent annual increase in federal instead of tax in for research and of the money would go to private not government But to battle the current recession and stimulate new Carter reportedly will propose million to billion in coun tercyclical revenue sharing funds that would go to localities where unem ployment has reached a certain high administration sources A 13week extension of unemployment benefits for jobless according to congressional sources briefed by the White Benefits currently run up to 39 An extra billion in loans and loan guarantees for the Economic Development Administration in fiscal 1981 and another billion in fiscal This money would go to revitalize distressed companies and Additional spending for job retraining programs through the Department of Labor and for energy conservation and weatherizationprograms run by the1 departments of Energy and Housing and Urban Carter aides have refrained from the presidents own promise three weeks ago that his program will put millions and millions of people back to work in new exciting jobs and stimulating But a top administration official said Tuesday the program probably would create jobs next year over and above what we would otherwise and probably another jobs the following About 8 million Americans now are Total spending authorization for these programs could reach billion to but actual outlays in fiscal 1981 would be about billion to these sources This will increase the projected fiscal 1981 deficit beyond far from the balanced budget proposed by Carter only last Poles hear Soviet threat Comfund pep talk Jim president of the Comal County Community tells businessmen at a luncheon Tuesday about plans for this years drive while Bob vice Poland AP Polands Communist under growing pressure from striking today issued a veiled warning of possible Soviet intervention and incalculable consequences if order is not The threat came as the 14dayold strike wave on the Baltic coast was reported to have spread to the giant Ursus tractor factory outside Warsaw and to industries in southern Estimates of the total strikers rose to more than In a frontpage editorial in the Communist daily Trybuna the regime reminded Poles that their country lies in the direct sphere of security of the world Socialist power the Soviet We are a member of the defensive Warsaw Pact and we belong to the Council for Mutual Economic the East Bloc Common Edwards tax hearing almost unattended If you had you would have It took only 11 minutes to get through Edwards Underground Water iDistricts tax increase hearing Tuesday and at least two or three of 11 minutes were spent waiting for tardy court A handful of people showed up for the which was held to air a 270 percent tax increase in f EUWD But nobody spoke for or against so Bruce Foster of Medina chairman of the districts board I of promptly declared the hearing Reading from a prepared twopage Foster explained the district cannot levy anything less than a two cent tax rate per of assessed according to an attorney generals opinion issued March Taxes in the fivecounty district Medina and Uvalde are figured accoring to the assessment ratio in each Two months Comal commissioners increased that ratio from 27 to 100 move which will be required of all counties next Since the district by statute cannot levy anthing less than a twocent rate which was approved by the voters when EUWD was established in the switch to 100 percent will mean an additional in revenue from Comal EUWD general manager Tom Fox The district currently receives about in ad valorem taxes from Comal he If the increase that amount will jump to Fox since EUWD taxes are relatively the increase wont be staggering in dollars and As an taxes on property valued at not including exemptions would increase from to under the new Judge to allow Brilab taps use HOUSTON seven lenghty days of pretrial a federal judge ruled Tuesday that FBI unclecover wiretaps could be used as evidence in the Brilab trial of Texas House Speaker Billy Clayton and three District Judge Robert OConor rejected a defense request that the telephone wiretaps be banned from the 8 trial of Clayton and Austin attorneys Randall Wood and Donald Labor leader Moore is to be tried at a later The four are accused of and conspiracy in an alleged insurance kickback the House speaker for three terms and once ambitious to run for is accused of taking a dovnpayment on a bribe to help get the state to change its employee insurance Clayton said he received the money from Moore but thought it was a campaign contribution and put it in a safe place with plans to return the stack of bills at a later Many of the tapes involved conversations bet ween Moore and Joseph an FBI informant who served as a consultant to a fictitious insurance office operated by federal agents in Beverly OConor granted a request that Moore be given a separate trial because the Deer Park labor official will testify in behalf of Friends welcome Clayton at reception DIMMTTT HnilCO Cnaolror n L i DIMMITT AP House Speaker Billy Clayton said he is eager for the chance to prove his in nocence in an upcoming September trial on his alleged involvement in the briberylabor Speaking Tuesday night as guest of honor at a reception 25 miles from his birthplace in Clayton said he was totally pleased with the 8 trial date set on his alleged in volvement in the Brilab He told the crowd of 200 he has really seen a new side of life during pretrial hearings in the Texas Brilab Clayton said he wanted to prove he was not guilty of accepting bribes for political He said dismissal of the charges against him would have been disastrous for his political Were confident well be vindicated because we know we did no he Were going to win this battle and in doing so I believe were also going to retain the speakership which will enable us to serve this area Clayton needed to do little since organizers arranged the gathering to show support for the former hometown Inside BULVERDE COUNTY GERONIMO PUBLIC Math choice adds up to right spot About 75 parents of incoming fresh men attended a New Braunfels High School math orientation meeting Tuesday and learned about the new graduation curriculum and Each parent was shown an outline of how their kids did on the California Achievement Test and their seventh and eighth grade math We ran out of chairs in here and some people had to Bonnie chairman of the NBHS math The meeting was held in Room AU of the high school half an hour before the regular freshman orientation in the cafetorium Out of four freshmanlevel math one is selected by the teacher and student on the basis of previous grades and test The teachers recommendation is becoming in creasingly more Were phasing out the idea of eighth graders deciding their own math Leitch Theyre placed in a ninth grade course mostly on their teachers recommendation and the grades they madie in junior added math teacher Johnnie Achievement test scores never decide emphasized The orientation turnout was en Leitch but the folks she especially wanted to reach did not at The new minimum competency graduation requirement for math was not foremost on the minds of those parents who came There were lots of like do you give homework every teacher But not a single question about minimum The parents here tonight werent concerned about la order to students must pass a Texas Assessment of Basic Skills exam given in their freshman and sophomore If they fail the parents will have the choice of con tinuing math instruction beyond the minimum two years required by seeking tutorial or signing a release stating they understand their child does not possess the skills con sidered necessary for a high sehjaol A lot of people showed up tonight 4 lot more than last   

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